15 days in Nepal Itinerary

15 days in Nepal Itinerary

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15 days in Nepal Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Kathmandu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Khumbu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Sauraha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Pokhara
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Kathmandu

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Take a break from the city and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Step off the beaten path and head to Patan Durbar Square पाटन दरबार क्षेत्र and Patan Museum. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kopan Monastery, and admire the striking features of Hanuman Dhoka.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu online visit planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kathmandu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Kathmandu. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kathmandu, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Khumbu.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Kathmandu Durbar Square ©
Kathmandu Durbar Square

3
nights
Khumbu

Khumbu
Khumbu remains best known as the region that contains the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Everest and Khumbu Glacier. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gokyo Lakes and Everest View Point. Get out of town with these interesting Khumbu side-trips: Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Ama Dablam & Dudh Koshi River). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Memorial to Scott Fischer.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Khumbu online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Khumbu takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sauraha.

Things to do in Khumbu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sagarmatha National Park, Memorial to Scott Fischer
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

2
nights
Sauraha

Sauraha ©
The tourist town of Sauraha stands on the edge of the Chitwan National Park and acts as the eastern gateway to a World Heritage-protected area.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sauraha tour builder site .

Getting from Khumbu to Sauraha by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pokhara.

Things to do in Sauraha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Narayani River
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Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

3
nights
Pokhara

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Begnas Lake and Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Barahi temple. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gupteswar Gupha, stop by Angel Hands Cashmere Store, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, and explore the activities along Seti Gandaki (Seti River).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pokhara trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sauraha to Pokhara in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Parks Nature Tours
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Begnas Lake ©
Begnas Lake
Gupteswar Gupha ©
Gupteswar Gupha
Seti Gandaki (Seti River) ©
Seti Gandaki (Seti River)

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